Welcome to Good Sam UMC
We are glad you came to our web site to visit us. We are a multicultural congregation near Homestead & Wolfe Roads in Cupertino, CA. with a passion to build and grow Jesus' disciples. You can find us next to Ranch 99 and Starbucks. Contact us if you have any questions or prayer concerns. The drop-down menu above provides links to information about GSUMC.
Our English Worship is at 9:00 AM most Sundays, and our Mandarin worship is at 11:00 am. See the menu item "Our Ministries" for more information on everything we do. If you are new to our congregation, please see our welcome page in the Connect menu.
Lent Devotional 2017
Click here for The Good Samaratan's Lent Daily Devotional 2017
News and Events
- 4/14 Good Friday Service – 7 pm
- 4/14-16 - 36 Hour Prayer Vigil
- 4/16 Easter Sunday worship – 9 am & 11 am
- 4/23 Reconciling Anniversary Sunday - 9 am
- 4/23 2017 South Bay CROP Walk – 1 pm
- 4/23 Sunnyvale Singers Benefit Concert – 4 pm @ Trinity UMC in Sunnyvale
- 4/30 Youth Sunday
- 5/6 Concert Wave – Kristen Storm Jazz ensemble – 7 pm
- 5/20 Concert Wave –Indian Master & World Fusion– 7 pm
- 5/6 Concert Wave – Victoria Theodore Trio – 7 pm
- 6/4 Pentecost Sunday Joint Worship – 10 am
- 6/11 Jesus Love Korean UMC Open House- 4:30 pm
- 6/21-24 Cal-Nev Annual Conference Session
- 6/26-30 Vacation Bible School “Hero Central”
- 7/30- 8/5 Sierra Service Project 2017– Smith River
The week of April 16th
Donate to Good Samaritan by signing up for EScrip
If you shop at Lucky’s, Save Mart or FoodMaxx and have signed up with Escrip, that store will donate a small percentage of your grocery dollars to Good Samaritan. All you have to do is take a few minutes to set up eScrip. Here's how...
- Go to escrip.com,
- Click Sign Up (top right corner)
- Enter info requested.
- Select "Good Samaritan United Methodist Church" as your charity.
You don't need to enter any credit card numbers. Grocery stores use the phone number associated with your club card to connect you to your chosen charity. If you do choose to register credit cards with eScrip, you might also earn donations from other restaurants and stores. If you want help signing up, please contact John Cordes 860-576-9645. We currently have a few members signed up and we want to get over 100 more.
Holy Week Prayer Vigil 2017
Good Sam holds a 36-hour prayer Vigil in the Sanctuary between the end of the Good Friday service and the beginning of the Easter Sunday service (4/14-16). This is a continuous prayer chain during those 36 hours where we ask that there be at least one person praying during each hour - and hopefully many more than one! Flo Harrison and Carl Schulenburg will be in the courtyard after the 9am service to sign-up volunteers. If you cannot commit to a specific time slot - no worries! Just come and pray whenever you can during the weekend. The doors will be open. It is time to connect with our Lord through prayer and to collectively lift up our joys and concerns to God.
Carolyn Lamcke invites you to the Pipe Dreams Donation Concert Series
April 9th @ 4p.m. To upgrade the Wicks Organ at the First Salinas UMC 404 Lincoln Ave. Salinas, CA. Featuring: Santa Ana Wind Quintet, Chris and Jack Bradshaw (Ragtime Piano Duo) & Carolyn Lamcke, Organ. Free to get in. There will be a time for donations. Questions? Please contact Carolyn Lamcke at 408-842-4585.
Easter Sunday Brunch
A Sierra Service Project Fundraiser
The Good Samaritan UMC youth group is planning to go to the Smith River this summer from July 30 to August 5. This has always been one of the most meaningful, spirit filled service trip for the youth. This Easter, the youth will cook brunch and help set up Easter Egg Hunt- admission is free but donations toward the SSP are welcome! Please plan your Easter Sunday with brunch at church, and help the youth attend the service project!
Campbell Labels - last call
Campbell's is discontinuing the Labels for Education program soon. We will send our final packet of Campbell labels to McCurdy School at the end of April. If you have labels saved up, please leave them in the education wing hallway. McCurdy greatly appreciates all the labels we sent them. Their goal is to collect 1.6 million labels by June so they can get a 7-passenger van
6th Anniversary as a Reconciling Church
Sunday, April 23rd @ 9 am
We want to know why being a Reconciling Church is important to you. If you are willing, please consider offering a 3-5 minute testimony about what it means to you that we are welcome and affirming of the LGBTQ community. If you are interested, contact any member of the Inclusion Group, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the church office.
CROP Walk Sunday – 4/23/2017 1 p.m.
Sign Up to Help Fight Hunger
The CROP Walk is a walk-a-thon to help alleviate hunger through Church World Service, Second Harvest Food Bank and Sacred Heart Community Services. It is a 4-mile walk through San Jose's lovely Rose Garden neighborhood. If you would like to participate, please sign up and pick up a donation envelope during coffee hour or go to www.crophungerwalk.org . You may ask others to sponsor you or just sponsor yourself. If you would like to sponsor a walker, visit the CROP table after worship.
Celebrate the Solar Installation
The solar installation on the education wing has been cleared by PG&E to generate power. It is a 58kW system made up of 190 solar panels. In conjunction with the conservation measures that we've done our electric bill is expected to be less than 5% of what it has been. Thank you to the people who have donated their time and money to both the solar project and the conservation measures.
Some of our shut-ins and elderly are dependent on one family member to drive them to attend church. With help, people like Myra Wagner, Mary Golas, and many others can attend worship on a more regular basis. Also, Mel Brawn and the Bircher will be able to worship even when their children are not in town. If you are willing to be part of the drivers’ ministry, please contact the Church offic to sign up.
Get ready for the GSUMC’s Concert Wave!
Mark your calendars! This will be our 2nd season of outreach through music concerts in the Good Samaritan Sanctuary. Thanks in advance for your support of this music enrichment series for our surrounding community.
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